Mumbai to have its first 'Indian Institute of Skills' soon

Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey informed that this will intensify the skill development for younger generations

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Mumbai is set to get its first Indian Institute of Skills (IIS) and the foundation stone of the same will be laid in September. Union Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey informed that this will intensify the skill development for younger generations.  

The government is working towards fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of setting up a world-class skill training institute in India. PM Modi thought of this idea during his visit to Singapore Institute of Technical Education,” said Dr. MN Pandey.

The Union minister further informed that the project will be implemented on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis. The IIS infrastructure will be built and run by Tata Educational and Development Trust. The investment for the same will be at ₹300 crore. 

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IIS will train 10,000 trainees in traditional as well as new-age skills like factory automation, digital manufacturing, cybersecurity, data analytics and more. The government plans to set up two such institutes in Ahmedabad and Kanpur by the year 2022. 

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